Archana Puran Singh who has starred in multiple hit films and is now a judge on a popular comedy show on television, has opened up about why she hid her marriage for four years. The actress married fellow actor Parmeet Sethi in 1992 but it was only 1995 that others got a clue about their marriage. Archana Puran Singh said in an interview that, back in the day, there was a belief that an actress’ work would “dwindle” following their marriage and hence, Parmeet Sethi didn’t want her to jeopardise her career.
“At that time, in our industry, there was a common perception that if a girl gets married her work dwindles down. In the industry, they used to say that married heroines do not get much work. There is that little chauvinism in the industry. Women and men have different guidelines,” Archana told a leading news channel.
“The industry thinks that shadi ho gayi hai, bachcha ho jayega (she’s married and then she’ll have children) and then she might leave her commitment halfway through or not devote her time and commitment to our film. Parmeet and I said that marriage was for us, we wanted to do it personally and not keep it a public affair. We both wanted to get married. Parmeet didn’t want marriage to affect my career. We both decided to keep it a secret,” she added.